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8A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 26, 1990 of Farmin Ella S. Galford Many wild flowers wither and die within minutes of being picked. Oth- ers, such as the Lady Slipper should never be picked because the entire plant will die. So if you are in doubt, but still want a wild flower bouquet, stick, to the tried and true ones that you probably brought your mother when you were a child. Remember your offerings of daisies, black eyed Susans and Queen Anne's Lace. My sons were enchanted with Queen Ann's Lace because we would color tile water pink and blue and watch how long it took for the flower to absorb the color traveling up the stem. As I walk to the mail box I wonder -- shy don't the bugs and creepy- crawteys destroy these roadside beds of flowers? How can there be so many when I have to fight daily to keep my tame ones? I once had a neighbor who told me /he right amount of corn to plant in each hill was four grains. She said there should be one for the black bird, one for the crow, one for the cutworm and one to grow. Is this tile rule fol- lowed by the wild flowers? Do so many seeds gerrninate and grow into plants that there is still an abun- dance of bloom if even a fourth of them survive? I ponder on tMs and have finally decided that vermin are especially attracted to plants which man tames, improves and cultivates. Why else would they leave a Gar- den of Eden for the few plants I have in my yard? This is a great dis- covery for me. Next year I will set ox eye daisies, black eyed Susans and Canadian asters in my yard. Then when the slugs, worms and bugs appear they will be so surprised their jaws will hang open in aston- ishment as they discover there is nothing in my yard anymore appetiz- ing than those plants which can be found along any roadside. I like flowers and in addition to the good old perennial day lilies I usually plant a couple of kinds of annuals. This year I chose petunias and touch-me-nots. Tile latter, I was assured by the lady who gave me the seed, will reseed themselves each year. Ever since i planted the petunias there has been an on- going battle between me and the slugs and squash beetles and now tile Japanese beetles have joined the fray. As I fight to preserve these plants I think of Christ saying, "Con- sider the lilies of the field . . . they toil not neither do they spin... (Yet) Solomon in all his glory was not ar- rayed as one of these." Who, living in or traveling through West Virginia, can help but consider the wild flowers. They grow in such profusion and provide such a wealth of color that it is sometimes hard for me to keep my eyes on the road when I am driving. Right now the ox eye and flea bane daisies, black eyed Susans, chicory, yarrow, Queen Anne's Lace, evening prim- roses, turk cap lilies, Oswego tea, sweet peas, vetches, wild touch-me- nots and even thistles vie for my at- tention. From spring through fall Robert often returns from our fields, hedge rows and woods with bou- quets of flowers. He knows I love these spontaneous bouquets and that I am partial to wild flowers. A gallon stoneware jar is just right for displaying a huge mass of pink and orange wild azaleas -- we call them honeysuckles, The leath- ery leaves of the little laurel with it's delicate pink, lantern-shaped blooms also grace this improvised vase. Today my living room is lightly perfumed by bouquet of red clover and sweet-smelling white ",/arrow, surrounded by its soft fern like leaves,, that is in a water goblet on my coffee table. New 4-H Historic Marker Installed At Pickaway Agricultur~ CI=~ 1~,~ way for today'l 4H Cluk Eloise Sibold and son Don examine one of the state's newest historic markers, now in place on U.S. 219 at the now-vacant Pickaway School. The sign marks the site of the first of West Virginia's "corn clubs,' precursors of today's 4-H clubs. The Monroe County 4-H All Stars, of which the Sibolds are members, applied for the sign to the Department of Culture and History in 1985. It is one of the first of a newer type of aluminum historic signs con- taining no raised lettering. The Department of Highways installed it. The sign tells of =VelDtS leading to the formation of the corn club in 1907. According to county historian Haskell Shumate, the dean of the West Virginia Unlversi~ College of Agriculture conducted a "farmers' institute" at the one-ro m school that year and encouraged a county- wide corn-raislng contest, suggested by the county schoo superin- tendent. The contest inspired the organization of the corn clubs. I GREENBRIER VALLEY CUB CADET INVITES YOU TO STOP BY AND VISIT THEIR SERVICE DEPT. SERVICE AT ITS BEST CUB CADET Joe Gullette and Pic Sampson will be glad to work on your outdoor power equipment, regardless of make or model. For service, repair or parts they can help. CALL 645-4763 Located 1/2 mile north of 1-64 US 219 N, Lewisburg. Illl~ IH I I Bluegrass Market Saturday J tfly 21, 1990 389 head sold to 69 Imycrs AZIIourl lizzg I0 $85.816.65 STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS Under 500# 81.50 90.00 500 --750# 7,1.00 87.50 Over 750# 62.00 7,1.00 HEIFERS Under 500# 59,00 87.00 501 --750# 58.00 81 .OO Over 750# 46.00 BULL CALVES 79.00 88.00 BABY CALVES 75.00 147.50 VEAL CALVES 84.00 90.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE STEERS HEIFERS 50.00 58.50 COWS ,I 0.00 5 l .50 BULLS 45.50 G8.50 UNDER I000 45.50 60.50 OVER I000 55.50 65.50 STOCKER & FEEDER BULLS 82.50 90.00 BABY CALVES 1 15.00 135.00 HOGS No. I No. 2 53.75 No. 3 SOWS .13.00 C()\V~ COMMERCIAL 50.00 UTILITY ,16.50 CANNER & CUTTER 37. O0 COWS & CALVES 585.00 COWS, B.H. 470.00 55. O0 51.50 950.00 515.0() BULLS COMMERCIAL & GOOD 62.00 CUTTER 58.50 COW & CALF PAIRS 54 O. O0 COWS, BH 845.00 HOGS SLAUGHTER 39.00 59.50 SOWS 34.00 42.00 BOARS 32.00 38.00 PIGS & SHOATS By Head 12.00 44.00 PONIES HORSES 360,00 575.00 BLUE RED OTHERS BABY EWES BUCKS WETHERS SHEEP & LAMBS 52.50 48.00 ,t4.50 12.00 34.00 51.00 18.50 GOATS GOATS,BH 30.00 38.00 Alderson Market Friday, July 20, 1990 190 head sold to 20 buyers Axnounting to $44,832.46 STOCKER & FEEDER HEIFERS: CHOICE GOOD 65.00 74.00 MEDIUM 52.50 56.50 COMMON STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS: CHOICE GOOD 85.00 91.00 MEDIUM 72.50 83.25 COMMON SHEEP & LAMBS BLUE 51.75 BLUE HEAD 51.50 RED 51.25 MEDIUM 52,25 COMMON 52.50 Mountain International JIM JACKSON Insurance D visi0n Manager MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL. 536-2000 TRUCK USERS, FORESTERS, ANDFARMERS You are our NUMBER ONE customers~ We have expanded our business to Include COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICES through our new INSURANCE DIVISIONu We cover all Commercial Lines including VEHICLES PROPERTY GENERAL LIABILITY, AND EQUIPMENT INLAND MARINE We can even otter Group Healt;1 & Dfe Packages for you and your employees Call Jim Jackson tot a compebtlve quote LEWISBURG 1-64 & Exit 175 (304) 536-2000 HUGE ESTATE AUCTION! Saturday, August 4, 1990 10:00 a.m. Mill Point, West Virginia (Intersection of US 219 and Rt. 39 CAR: 1967 Chevy Impala- 4 dr.,"sporls coupe, 67.000 miles, good condition. ANTIQUES: 2 oak sideboards, dcpresszon glassware, old dishes glasses, old kitchen cabinet with llour sifter and porcelain top, oil lamps, lanterns, brass lamp, blue jars. oak table, with drawers small mahagony table, crotcheted doilies, old quilts, old dolls clowns, teddy bear. lions head oak chair, old butter press, ice tongs, clawfoot oak china cabinet, iron skillets, iron griddles, iron tea kettles, lols of costume jewelry, oak dresser with mirror dresser, upholstered rocker, old rocking chair, spreads, old metal bed, Singer treadle sewing machine in excellent condition, ward- robe. galvanized boiler, large old trunk, old coffee table, odd' chairs, steel wheeled dolly, square wash tub and stand, kstone jars and mixing bowls, antique store scales, lots of oM Christmas decoraiiotas. GUNS: 22 magnum. 20 ga. over/under Savage. two 12 gauge shotguns, one 38 caliber revolving pistols. HOUSEHOLD: GE refrigerator. Home Comfort wood cookstove, a Seigier oil heating stove, sheets, towels, blankets, foot stools, 2 couches, and chairs. TV. portable Citation dishwasher, upright Kelvinator frees,.er. Cold Spot med. refrigerator, blender, 2 food processors, Wards sewing machine in cabinet. Montgontery Wards washer/dryer, knick-knack stands, dishes, garden tools, shovels, wood box. metal cabinet. Sears electric cook stove, SALE CONDUCTED FOR THE STELLA CLOONAN ESTATE G= Iford's Auction Service Col. Gary Galford, #339 799-7463 J ,ose Soon there will be a better way to or sell a home in Greenbrier County Watch for us! The better way to sell your home. Each firm independently owned and operated. 'c Copyright Meredith Corporahon 1989 All rights reserved We now Offer 'i= and parts. Lloyd Cox formei'ly associated with Williams Equipment in White Sulphur has now ioined our service de 219 North, Lewisburg, WV 497-2777 SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1990 10:00 A.M. HILLSBORO, W. VA. For: Merritt Kellison Estate Directions: In town of Hillsboro across road from Craft Shop HOUSEHOLD: 2 kitchen cabinets old chair Majestic cook stove 2 pressure cookers tea kettles galvanized boiler, copper bottom bird bath, flower pots 2 wash tubs square wash tub & stand wringer washer treadle sewing machine stone jars, jars kerosene lamp apple peeler American Standard furnace [for parts] fry pan, hand mixer 2 odd chairs roll top desk glass canisters hand crank sausage mill electric sausage mill OTHER ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION TOOLS: tool box, wood plane hand sheep shears hand saws. dnll double bitted ax saw horses crosscut saw, buck saw broad ax 3 electric motors spud fork McCufloch ctmin saw small electric sander ,jig saw rakes, hoes garden sprayer saw filing set shingle cutter hand drill MISCELLANEOUS: fishing poles lumber, wooden barrel potato bin, old windows beehives & supplies garden tiller [rear tines] Sale conducted by: Galford'= Auction Service CoL Gary Galford #339 799-7463 NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS